I've worked with multiple students on all aspects of ACT prep, but I specialize in the math section.
I review each of the critical topics covered by the ACT math section and give students as many practice problems as they would like! I also make sure that students know how to think critically about each question while maintaining good test-taking time management.
I've worked with multiple students on all aspects of ACT prep. For science, I spend a lot of time teaching students how to analyze the data on the ACT science section and how to think critically about the data while maintaining good test-taking time management.
For math, I review each of the critical topics covered by the ACT math section and give students as many practice problems as they would like!
For reading, I teach students the tricks of the trade, and make sure they understand what TYPES of questions the ACT asks and how what aspects of the passage to focus on while reading.
I routinely work with high school students taking Algebra II. I do my best to make algebra fun and non-threatening. I try to present the material in a manner that is understandable. I'm very patient - if a student doesn't understand one way that I explain material, I'll find another. We'll work problems together and go through each concept step-by-step.
Biochemistry is my specialty. I'm finishing my PhD in biochemistry, and I've well-versed and trained in the subject. I take great pride in my ability to break down very difficult biochemical concepts into manageable material. With biochemistry students, my job is to take the extraordinary amount of detail professors throw at you, and turn it into an understandable package of material. I am great at working with concepts, but I also can help you work through your problem sets, even difficult ones. I'm not intimidated by even the most difficult problem set! My goal is to make biochemistry a fun and enjoyable experience.
For more info on how I approach biochemistry, see Oly's feedback on my feedback page.
Calculus is one of my specialties. As silly as it sounds, I really enjoyed taking calculus in high school and college. I love tutoring it now. I routinely work with high school students taking Calculus AB and BC and college students taking Calculus I, II and higher calculus classes, including Multivariable Calculus and Analytic Calculus (proof-based calculus for math majors). Last year, I worked with 5 AB and 2 BC Calculus students and 4 college calculus students.
I try to make calculus fun and non-threatening, and try to present the material in a manner that is understandable. I'm also patient - if a student doesn't understand one way that I explain material, I'll find another. We'll work problems together, and go through each concept step-by-step.
For student feedback on my calculus tutoring, please see Jay C's response on my feedback page.
Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. I've worked with high school chemistry students on a variety of levels (standard chemistry, honors chemistry and AP chemistry), and for college students, I can help with General Chemistry, and any upper level Chemistry class, including Organic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry.
As a math major, I've taken formal courses in both ordinary differential equations (ODE) and partial differential equation (PDE). I've tutored both courses at the college level.
As a biology major and as a biochemist, I've taken formal courses in Genetics at both the undergrad and graduate level. I've TAed undergraduate genetics and I've successfully tutored undergrad genetics multiple times. Check out my genetics "Answers" on the WyzAnt Answers page!
I majored in math, and my favorite class by far was linear algebra. I was a teaching assistant for a linear algebra class, and have done private tutoring with a linear algebra student. I have experience with matrix addition and multiplication, matrix inversion, and finding determinants, and proofs with linear algebra theorems. I am also skilled with eigenvalues, eigenvectors and eigenspaces.
Organic chemistry is another one of my specialties. I was an organic chemistry teaching assistant (which included one hour per week of teaching it in a classroom to college undergraduates) twice in the past three years. I'm skilled with both organic chemistry 1 and 2.
I take great pride in my ability to break down very difficult organic reactions into the basic concepts. With organic students, I try to take all of the reactions, and abstract the general principles so that students can understand any reaction they're given. Organic chemistry does not have to be awful! My goal is to make it a fun and enjoyable experience.
For more info on how I approach organic chemistry, see Kim's feedback on my feedback page.
I've helped many high school (regular track and AP Physics) and college students (Physics I and II) through their problems with physics. I'm very well versed in both algebra-based and calculus-based physics, and being a math major, I'm not afraid to help you tackle difficult problems!
I was a competitive swimmer for 16 years, swimming on a team from the age of 6 all the way through 4 years of NCAA in college. I coached with an age group swim team during the my summers in college, and have experience teaching both beginning swimming to children who have never swam before, and more advanced technique to swimmers who know the basics of stroke mechanics.
I have worked with multiple TEAS students, all with great success. I'm great at explaining the basic concepts of the test in multiple ways, so students can fully grasp the concepts. I can help with all aspects of the test - the math, English, science and reading.
I have a lot of experience working on papers with students. I can help students with conceptualizing arguments, structuring their papers, editing and proofreading.
I absolutely love helping students with their college application essays. I help you rbing out your creativity, I'll go through multiple drafts with you and I'll help ensure that they're perfect before you turn them in to your colleges of choice.